Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin announced today a “Lake Houston Safety Plan.” It promotes lake safety by helping boaters better identify their locations on the lake when calling 9-1-1, so help can arrive faster.
Use Colors to Narrow Down Location when Calling for Help
Martin worked with City of Houston’s Planning Department to create a map identifying seven geographic areas by color for residents needing to identify their position on the lake. Martin’s District E Office, Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department and Lake Patrol Division, Houston Emergency Center, Houston Public Works, and Harris County Sheriff’s Office jointly designed the map.
When contacting first responders, the color coded zones will help reduce response time by narrowing down a boat’s location. The City will provide the safety plan map to all public docks/piers and private launch areas for posting. Dispatchers at Houston’s Emergency Center have already started training based on the map.
Maps have also been provided to all Lake Houston Area first responders. The City of Houston Public Works Department will also place highly visible signs on bridges crossing Lake Houston and the San Jacinto River with the names of roadways by Memorial Day.
For More Information on Safety Plan
District E will conduct outreach events, launch a targeted social-media campaign, and send out a mailer this summer to Lake Houston residents with more information on the Safety Plan.
To receive resources on the Lake Houston Safety Plan or to schedule a member of the District E Team to provide a presentation to your group directly please call (832) 393-3008 or email the District E Office at email@example.com.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 4/15/2021 based on information from Dave Martin’s Office
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